Paper birthday banner

Paper is my current favorite medium at the moment (the Spring paper wreath was my last craft project). I also bought a paper cutter a while back that cuts out perfect circles…no longer will I try to cut circles out with regular scissors again.  So my latest craft project involves pretty paper, lots of circles and it just so happens to be another decoration that I made for my baby >> Continue reading

Need for spring: paper wreath

My daughter’s first birthday is in March – which is when spring is supposed to arrive (well, maybe not in MN unfortunately). Her Vietnamese name also means “spring” so I’m planning a spring theme – florals, pastels, butterflies, etc. My sister came across a paper wreath tutorial that she found on a blog by the red thread. Her wreath turned out really well and I thought it would be a great decorative >> Continue reading

Tissue box mobile

Tissue boxes have become more decorative over the years. Gone are the days of the marbled blues, greens, and browns – thank goodness! For a long time I always thought it was a shame to toss them out (in the recycling bin of course!) but never knew what to do with them if I kept them. Then one day it hit me, I could use them to make a mobile >> Continue reading

Pretty paper dress up

During one of my “let’s get organized” moods, I discovered that I had a ton of craft supplies, especially paper goods–note cards, design paper, wrapping paper, scrapbooking paper, and even origami paper. They’ve all been sitting in a bin hidden away in the basement. I decided that it was time to put them to good use and turn them into something that I would actually use. I write notes all the time, whether it’s a sweet note >> Continue reading

Childhood games and toys

Some of the fondest memories I have of my childhood were all the games and toys we made growing up. Being one of seven kids of immigrant parents, we didn’t have much, and we learned quickly not to ask for much either. So we had to be really creative with what we did have. I remember my older sisters making game cards from notebook paper. They drew pictures of different types >> Continue reading